Security

Be known for breakthroughs not break-ins

What you need to know about security and the Australian Privacy Act  Author: Chris Hockings, Chief Technology Officer IBM Security How would your company react if it lost $1M off its bottom line? Heck. What about if you lost $2.51million? With the growing threat of cyber – the question is when will you face a […]

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Uncover your cyber experts

Author: Pelin Nancarrow, Incident Response and Intelligence, IBM Security The solution to your cyber-security needs might be closer and more readily available than you think. Barely a week goes by without another industry report highlighting the shortage of cyber-security related professionals in Australia and New Zealand, as well as across the globe. And with the […]

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RansomWorms & Bad Rabbits made many WannaCry in 2017

Author: Pelin Nancarrow, IRIS Asia Pacific, IBM Security Destructive RansomWorms wreaked havoc globally and caused massive financial losses in 2017. Attacks such as WannaCry, NotPetya and Bad Rabbit contributed to an estimated USD8 billion cost to businesses last year, taking into account downtime, ransom payments and other impacts. But it wasn’t all bad news. IBM […]

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So your personal information has been hacked. What now?

Author: Chris Hockings CTO & Master Inventor, IBM Security So you’ve checked what your friends are up to on Facebook, ordered a new outfit online and just opened an email to find an urgent alert from your favourite charity. The email says your name, address and other sensitive information may have been compromised due to […]

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Spammers go all in to find a Valentine’s Day victim

Written by: Chris Hockings, Chief Technology Officer and Master Inventor, IBM Security This Valentine’s Day IBM Security has posted a blog to protect against spam targeting the lovelorn. Here are some quick tips to avoid heartbreak. – Tainted Love – with 99.999% certainty, researchers say any unsolicited e-mail looking for a love connection is nefarious. […]

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Are your passwords keeping you safe online?

Written by: Chris Hockings, Chief Technology Officer and Master Inventor, IBM Security Just for fun, do a quick survey on your online passwords. Give yourself a point every time you say yes to these questions: I have a password similar to 12345 I use my kids/husbands/pets name in a password I use my phone number […]

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Call me paranoid – how to stay safer online

Written by: Wilma Walsh, Communications Manager, IBM A/NZ Having had the pleasure of working with some amazing security experts over several years, it is fair to say I have a heightened sense of awareness – resulting from the security risks arising from an online presence – for myself, for my ageing but online father, for […]

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Is Australia really prepared for the Cyber Battle?

Written by: Glen Gooding, IBM Security Services Executive.   Hackers are on the loose. They are armed and they are dangerous. Every day, more of the devices and items around us are becoming digitalized and interconnected through the Internet of Things – all with the potential to be hacked. The digital age has made it […]

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